Fruits Basket Season 2 Brings New Key Visual, Message from Mangaka

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Haley Whisennand
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A brand new key visual has been revealed for Fruits Basket Season 2, coming to Funimation in April! The new visual shows us Tohru Honda, the Somas and others on the beach — and it’s so cute!

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Fruits Basket Season 2 will premiere on April 7 at 1:30 a.m. in Japan, and we can’t wait to see what’s in store in just a few short weeks. For now, take a look at the amazing new key visual below, and a special message from Fruits Basket creator Natsuki Takaya.

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A Message from Fruits Basket Creator, Natsuki Takaya

Congratulations on the broadcast of the second season of the anime, Fruits Basket (2019). I appreciate all of those who are part of its production for their continued involvement from the first season, and I’m very happy that I can observe as the title reaches many viewers.

To tell the truth, even though I wrote the original story, there are often details that I’ve forgotten (It has been more than ten years since I completed the series). That’s why I’m brought to tears when confirming the scenario, and I wonder, “Who wrote such a painful story? It was me.” This keeps happening, so I think I might dehydrate myself from fluid loss if I watch with the addition of video, voices, and music. I’m a little worried about that.

The characters in the second season have lost their way, but it’s because they are lost that they can make the most out of it and struggle to search for the right path. I hope everyone will watch over them until they find their way. It would give me the utmost joy if everyone will love them as they search. I look forward to watching as a viewer myself.

— Natsuki Takaya

Season 2 Overview: It’s been almost a year since Tohru started living at Shigure’s house! Though she now has a deeper relationship with each of the Somas, not just Yuki and Kyo, she is concerned about their sinister curse’s true nature. The right path to choose, predetermined destiny… what emotions will arise in Yuki, Kyo and Tohru in the face of the Eternal Banquet? What will be their resolve?

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About Fruits Basket

Fruits Basket (original story by Natsuki Takaya) is a popular shoujo manga that was serialized in the magazine, Hana to Yume (Hakusensha) from 1998-2006. It has more than 30 million paperbacks in circulation around the world, had an anime adaptation on TV Tokyo in 2001 (total 26 episodes aired), and had a stage adaptation in 2009.

With a paperback edition containing 23 volumes and collector’s edition with 12 volumes, this series remains extremely popular, even after more than ten years after it ended serialization. A spinoff manga, Fruits Basket Another, started online serialization in September, 2015. It has 600 thousand paperbacks in circulation (three volumes published).

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